The company came to life through the encounter of the dancers/choreographers Federica Tardito and Aldo Rendina‚ that arrive from a recognized professional experience as performers with choreographers such as Raffaella Giordano‚ Giorgio Rossi‚ Roberto Castello‚ Anna Sagna‚ Claude Coldy‚ Georges Appaix and Pierre Byland.
They are united by features of both artistic and formative experience: a past of professional nomadism and‚ most of all‚ the will to confront themselves with author creation.
Thus was created Gonzago’s Rose in 1999‚ with the support of Sosta Palmizi/MiBAC Association; it’s a duo in which dance embraces theatre‚ coloring with irony and tragedy a crackling love story. It soon became a little cult show‚ invited in many festivals in Italy and abroad.
After other distinct experiences with different artists‚ as Pierre Byland‚ Gianni Amelio‚ Sandro Carnino and Louis Nero‚ the artistic fellowship is consolidated thanks to a new project‚ which first title was Creazione. The show‚ co-produced by Torino Danza and Drodesera > Centrale Fies‚ went on stage for the first time in 2004 inside Focus 6 (Torino Danza). The show‚ with the final title Circhio Lume‚ confirms the company rigour in the research of its language, for both artistic quality and audience support.
The show went frequently on stage in festivals and theatres‚ such as Volterrateatro‚ VIE Scena Contemporanea Festival, Teatro Kismet Opera‚ Dansem/Theatre Massalia, Festival Avignon Off and Summer Festival of Culture Activities for Kids in the Old City of Jerusalem/Israele.
In 2007 they started Kado Cultural Association‚ operating in the field of education and the disclosure of apparently different universes: dance, clown, drama, and journeys focused on awareness, to create new networks‚ that between September and October 2009 realized a mini tour of the performance Circhio Lume and the workshop Il ridicolo del dramma in Uruguay and Brazil.
In March 2008 the company presents‚ inside Spazi per la Danza Contemporanea 2008 (Cavallerizza Reale – Torino)‚ an extract of the new show “Oh Heaven” (il Paradiso Possibile)‚ which preview went on stage at Tracce di Teatro d’Autore and the opening was presented at Volterrateatro. The show is co-produced by Sosta Palmizi/MiBAC Association‚ Tracce di Teatro d’Autore‚ VolterraTeatro‚ Piedmont Region and Kado Association.
By the end of 2010‚ Il Compito a solo by and with Aldo Rendina. Co-productions: Piedmont Region‚ Sosta Palmizi/MiBAC Association‚ Festival Interplay‚ Arti Vive Habitat‚ Kado Association.
In 2012 they collaborate with Stefano Cenci and Dimensioni Parallele to the project Del bene Del Male, which debuts as a show in Prime Visioni 2012 Festival, in collaboration with Emilia Romagna Teatro Foundation.
In 2013 they collaborate with Senza Confini di Pelle on the creation of Add Up > Connecting Rosarno for RELAZIONI 2 International Festival of Urban Regeneration.
In 2014 they debut with L’anatra, la morte e il tulipano, directed by Bruno Franceschini. A children’s performance freely based on Ente, Tod und Tulpe, illustrated book by Wolf Erlbruch. Production tardito/rendina company , Franceschini// Droste & Co. and Sosta Palmizi Association. Winner of the Eolo Award 2015 as Best show for Kids and youth’s theatre category:
“In the show the dance of Aldo Rendina and Federica Tardito, nourished by a few but significant words, meets with the music expressed by Friedrich Edelmann bassoon and Rebecca Rust cello to narrate children, through a poetic and engaging way, the very special meeting of a duck with death. Two instruments, two totally different sounds, that talk softly and intensely with one another and with the bodies of the two dancers, create a clean and light choreography, veined with irony that literally enchants not only children, properly suggesting a subject too often denied to their emotion and considered a taboo that must be avoided.”
Mention of the Jury at Giocateatro Torino 2014: “…have the ability to tackle a deep and hard topic in a delicate and poetic way. The show mixes dance, theatre and live music by creating an immersive atmosphere, light and capable to go trough different registers. The actors-dancers play the characters with unusual and remarkable naturalness.”
In 2015 and 2016 they collaborate as performers in “Secret Pieces” a poetic itinerary in the historical centre of Cortona (AR) project by Raffaella Giordano – Sosta Palmizi Association.
In 2017 they debut at Giocateatro Torino with the children’s performance Tempo, directed by Bruno Franceschini. Production tardito/rendina company, Bruno Franceschini and Sosta Palmizi Association and with the support of Piedmont Region, Teatro Ragazzi e Giovani Onlus Foundation – Torino, Centro Servizi Culturali S. Chiara – Y Generation Festival – Trento KOMM TANZ, residencies project Abbondanza/Bertoni Company in collaboration with Comune of Rovereto.
In 2017/18 they collaborate at the performance Sparsi, with the dancers Claudia Monti, Clelia Moretti, the sound-painter/musician Nino Locatelli, the musicians Cristiano Calcagnile and Andrea Grossi and the visual artist Pietro Bologna, it debuts at Teatro della Tosse in Genova.
In 2020 they win the Call AiR – Artists in Residencies, by Lavanderia a Vapore, Collegno (TO) with the project Sonja, by and with Federica Tardito. Freely inspired by the character Sonja from Anton Cechov’s piece Zio Vanja. Preview in June 2021 at Cross Festival, Verbania and the debut expected on the 27th November 2021 at Lavanderia a Vapore. Production tardito/rendina company, co-production Sosta Palmizi and Arbalete and with the support of Zerogrammi company and Arte in Movimento.
In the past they also created performances and events for urban spaces: Scherzi ad Harte‚ In & Out‚ Tadito for you‚ Lena‚ “Oh Heaven” (il Paradiso sotto).
Outside the stage the company conducts in parallel a pedagogical activity between dance, drama and clown.
From 2016, as artists, they are part of the Artistic Research Board – TRA, work group formed by more than twenty artists and educators from the piedmont territory that have been working for years, each one of them with their own peculiarities, inside the varied field of contemporary dance, the project is by Lavanderia a Vapore – Residency dance centre / Piemonte dal Vivo Foundation – Multidisciplinary Circuit of Performing Arts.
Federica Tardito and Aldo Rendina are Associated Artists of Sosta Palmizi/MiBAC Association.
The activities of the company are supported by Piedmont Region from 2015 and from 2017 also by the City of Turin.